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Chair with arms that that grab you and hold you in the chair

Recently I suddenly remembered seeing either a tv show or possibly a movie years ago (70s or 80s most likely, but the show/movie could have been older) where there was a chair in a house that was "alive" -- if a person sat in the chair, the chair's arms sometimes would grab ahold of the person, or hug them, and keep them trapped in the chair. I thought it was the Addams family (the series from the 60s), but I can't find any reference to them having such a chair. Now it's driving nuts.

I think the chair was mostly wood but with upholstery on the back and seat, and, of course, it had arms. I also think it was a live-action show or film

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The original Ghostbusters (1984) has such a scene. Very memorable. Maybe the creepiest thing in the flick.

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@AzizAbdulAmeer Unfortunately, no -- but thank you! The chair I remember didn't have arms like that. I'm pretty sure it was the actual arms of the chair itself that somehow held people in place.

Thank you, though -- it's been so long since I saw Ghostbusters, I don't even remember this scene at all!

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I'm not positive, but I think there was a scene in one of the Harry Potter movies where an armchair grabbed and held one of the characters.  I think it was one of the visiting professors, who was disguised as an armchair in the scene.

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